Net-A-Porter’s Market Director Libby Jane Page told us back in January that the denim maxi skirt was set to be the biggest trend, denim or not, of 2023 and she was, of course, 100% correct.
Puddle-grazing skirts – that might have once had unfortunate ‘you-don’t-understand-me-mum’ teenager associations – have become the wardrobe staple of influencers and editors alike this year, and the trend shows no sign of slowing down. Take ELLE UK’s own Head of Social Amy Brewster who’s been trotting her own Free People maxi denim skirt out on the near daily at ELLE HQ since picking it up in February. Pairing it with a white t-shirt and mules in the office and trainers on the weekend she says: ‘Swapping in a denim maxi has made my daily uniform of jeans and a t-shirt look more put together with minimal effort.’
Ever since the denim skirt first materialised in the 1970s at the hands of people cutting up their old denim jeans, the wardrobe staple has evolved in numerous shapes, cuts and sizes. But on the MM6 Maison Margiela, Stefan Cooke and Masha Popova SS23 runways, most ready-to-wear and high street brands current offerings, and the bottom half of every second fashion girlie on Instagram, it’s clear that its the maxi length (ok, with some midis thrown in there) that is reigning supreme in 2023.
Weekday Anaheim Long Denim Skirt
Reformation Myles Maxi Skirt
Raey Split back organic-cotton denim maxi skirt
MANGO Denim midi-skirt
Ganni Denim maxi skirt
Free People Come As You Are Denim Maxi Skirt
COS A-line denim midi skirt
Autograph Denim Button Front Midaxi A-Line Skirt
Arket Denim Skirt
Alexander McQueen Alexander McQueen
AGOLDE Hilla Frayed Organic Denim Maxi Skirt – Light denim